The reworking of the banking landscape has created demand for a more complete type of risk leader. Risk management plays a more strategic function in the banking sector, and senior risk leaders must be able to navigate increasingly complex relationships with an array of stakeholders, to include regulators, the C-suite, investors and Boards. Stakeholder management ability and strategic leadership finesse are critical.                                                                             


Simon Waddington

Simon joined Hanover Search Group as a Partner in March 2017, to establish and lead a Dublin office for the firm. He has over twenty years’ experience, gained in Dublin and London, of handling international executive search assignments to recruit senior and specialist professionals, predominantly in the areas of finance, legal, risk management, compliance and operations. Combining his extensive networks of contacts with Hanover Search Group’s presence in key financial and commercial centres worldwide, Simon applies an extensive and rigorous executive search methodology to deliver market-leading talent for his clients.  


Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Managing Partner and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 13 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Banking, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

Recently completed mandates

Chief Risk Officer
UK Bank
Head of Credit    
Specialist Lender
Chief Risk Officer
US Specialist Bank
Senior Manager – Operational Risk
European Bank
EMEA Head of Residual Risk
US Specialist Lender
Chief Credit Officer            
US Specialist Bank